In this week's episode of Manners for the Digital Age, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate the question, "Is it rude to whip out the smartphone during a dinner party?"
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What Happened at Slate This Week? Josh Keating read about making music in the Anthropocene and journeyed into the heart of coding darkness.